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MLK Day of Service in Philly's Gayborhood

Here's an event that might interest you if you're in Philadelphia today.

PGN reports:

DosTo honor the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, LGBTs and allies will gather in the Gayborhood next week for a day of volunteer activities benefiting a number of area organizations. William Way LGBT Community Center will serve as home base for the Team Bayard event, noon-5 p.m. Jan. 20, which will pay tribute to out civil-rights activist Bayard Rustin, an associated of King.

The event will begin at the center, 1315 Spruce St., with registration from noon-12:30 p.m., where volunteers can sign up for various service projects.

The event was cultivated by several community leaders, including GO!Athletes executive director Anna Aagenes and community activist Anthony Fluellen. According to Aagenes, organizers reached out to Global Citizen 365, the host of the Greater Philadelphia MLK Day of Service, to generate ideas on what the LGBT community could do to contribute to the day.

Aagenes said the service projects will involve everything from writing letters to inmates with Hearts on A Wire to helping GALAEI organize its hygiene-kit donations to a clothing drive for Philly AIDS Thrift to cleaning up the streets in the Gayborhood.

The Facebook page is HERE.

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  1. Actually, Bayard Rustin would be an excellent gay icon, but you'll never catch Bobby Hankinson posing THAT question.

    Posted by: Iconography | Jan 20, 2014 10:23:57 AM

  2. Thank you MLK :D

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jan 20, 2014 10:37:10 AM

  3. They are auctioning a fantastic old master painting from the estate of Bayard Rustin at Doyle New York!

    Posted by: Kuroto | Jan 20, 2014 10:46:48 AM

  4. Bayard Rustin is an Equal Rights Icon...

    Posted by: Ankerich | Jan 20, 2014 11:32:03 AM

  5. Kind of ridiculous considering MLK and church were so-called homophobic. He was also anti-Catholic and anti-Jewish. All the homosexuals and bisexuals had to remain in the closet. So-called 'progressives' were as homophobic / anti-gay as their radical polar opposites. Th radical left accepting and embracing homosexuals is not historically accurate. There were radical leftist in the 60s and 70s, especially in western Europe,who espoused sexual freedom and to a degree homosexuality, but they were mostly about childrens sexualitu, i.e. pedophilia.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jan 20, 2014 1:55:11 PM

  6. Of course I'm really just angry that my right-leaning white family hates having me as their son. So I like to pretend anti-gay hate comes from the non-white Left. You need to remember how hard it is to be me. I literally have nothing to live for.

    Posted by: ratsbastard | Jan 20, 2014 2:12:36 PM


    your posting was so disgusting that I don't believe it was you.

    Posted by: Derric from Philly | Jan 20, 2014 2:19:45 PM

  8. I'm talking about the first posting by Ratbastard.

    You have NO proof that Dr King would not have supported civil rights for Gays.

    Posted by: Derric from Philly | Jan 20, 2014 2:48:46 PM

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